Gary Braness is a second generation pest management professional. He worked for 7 years in the family pest management business in Minnesota. Gary holds a Ph.D. in urban and industrial entomology from Purdue University. For 21 years, Gary was a member of the research and product development team with Bayer CropScience. He contributed to the development and technical support for many products currently used by professionals. Gary is the author of book chapters on Insecticide and Pesticide Safety in the 8th, 9th and 10th editions of the Mallis Handbook of Pest Control. He is a frequent speaker at association meetings and scientific conferences. In January 2012, Gary formed Yosemite Environmental Services (YES) in Fresno, CA.